Aikido for beginners - How to get started

Get to know aikido


The best way to find out about aikido is to try it. Taking part in our one-month training in basic techniques is an easy way of getting started. Newcomers are welcome to normal practice sessions as well: you get to train with and get hands-on instruction from more experienced practitioners, or aikidokas. Newcomers can participate in our aikido classes for two weeks free of charge. Please bring with you sweatpants, a tee shirt with sleeves, slippers, and a towel.

Groups are welcome to try aikido during open tatami sessions or at practice sessions during the basic techniques training period. Please make appointments for introductory training sessions for groups in advance aikido (a)


We practice at two locations, so be sure to check the address: practice sessions are either at Päijänteentie 1, next to the Vallila library, or at Mekaanikonkatu 3 A 2nd floor ("Malkit" building).


Most of our teachers can also give instructions in English and most of the practitioners are able to communicate any details. This section concerns adults,  for aikido for children check in the section entitled Juniorit.